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China says ties with Pakistan are secure

China says ties with Pakistan are secure

China has reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries are as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pakistan earning high prestige at UN: envoy

Pakistan earning high prestige at UN: envoy

Pakistan enjoys enormous respect at the United Nations thanks to its constructive role at the world body, ambassador Maleeha Lodhi has said.

Madgascans march to protest election laws

Madgascans march to protest election laws

Thousands marched yesterday in protest against the government in Madagascar’s capital after the president denounced unrest in which two people were killed as a “coup” intended to divide the country’s people.

Italy president appoints new mediator to help form govt

Italy president appoints new mediator to help form govt

Italy’s president has asked the head of the lower house of parliament to see whether the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and centre-left Democratic Party (PD) could form a coalition government but initial reaction pointed to a mission impossible.

Armenian PM resigns

Armenian PM resigns

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian said yesterday that he is resigning to help safeguard civic peace following almost two weeks of mass protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis.

Violence mars filing of nominations for West Bengal panchayat election

Violence mars filing of nominations for West Bengal panchayat election

There was widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups in several districts in West Bengal during filing of nominations for panchayat polls yesterday resulting in the death of at least one person in Birbhum district.

Sister blames police for Latvian woman’s death

Sister blames police for Latvian woman’s death

The sister of a missing Latvian woman found dead last week said yesterday she believed it was a murder.

Billions to rebuild post-quake Nepal are being misdirected

Billions to rebuild post-quake Nepal are being misdirected

Billions of dollars poured into Nepal after a powerful earthquake devastated the country three years ago is being misdirected towards building unnecessary new homes where old ones could have been salvaged, experts warn.

Trial run of tri-nation bus service flagged off

Trial run of tri-nation bus service flagged off

A trial of bus service on Bangladesh-India-Nepal route has been flagged off, what is seen as a major development in cross border transport service among the three nations.

Court sends cricketer to police custody

Court sends cricketer to police custody

A Bangladeshi court yesterday sent a female cricketer to two-days’ police custody after she was arrested with 14,000 pills of popular drug yaba, as methamphetamine is widely known in Asia, a senior police officer said.

Lanka hopes to accelerate Chinese projects, says PM

Lanka hopes to accelerate Chinese projects, says PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said his government will work with China to accelerate ongoing projects and attract more Chinese investment in order to promote economic and social development in the island country.

Catherine and William welcome baby boy

Catherine and William welcome baby boy

Catherine, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London yesterday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne.

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